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Mar 18, 2013 12:00pm PDT
of the party right now is that it is anti-tax and once big cuts in the size of government. and that has not changed. and through the whole budget wars we've been seeing, the sequester, i think this came up the last time i was here. the economic conservatives, the low tax, small government conservatives have established their supremacy. they have beaten out the national security hawks who didn't want to see cuts to defense. i think this is an example where they're beating the social conservatives who aren't ready for a shift in gay marriage. opposition within the party to gay marriage is substantial and they don't want a more liberalized immigration policy. so the one thing that is still here is low taxes, including on the wealthy, and deep cuts to government. i think that is a fundamental problem for the party. it cause them problems with all kinds of groups. there is only so much you can do when you change the language as long as you hold on to the tax and spending cuts policies. >> you touched on immigration policy. i think lawmakers in washington on the republican side see it as esse
Mar 25, 2013 12:00pm PDT
. overseas, a the love federal government, legal questions. she was fbled by republicans for two and a half years. the president spoke out on that amidst all the other busy stuff he was doing on foreign policy this week. and he said even after nearly two and a half years, a minority of senators continued to block a simple up or down vote on her nomination. the d.c. circuit has more vacancies than any other appeals court. yet we know this doesn't get a lot of attention. do you think there is any. >> to put more pressure on this do nothing congress? >> it is unlikely she will come back up. what is happening here is that this is part of the conservative cause on judicial nominations. they're made about what happened during the bush years when democrats blocked a landful of very conservative judicial nominees. in some respects, this might be payback. what could obama do? he can try another couple of judicial nominations. the bottom line is he needs to clear these judicial nominations with at least a handful of republicans. otherwise if they're too liberal, they will get filibustered. >> thank y
Mar 20, 2013 12:00pm PDT
consultations, building on what we have already discussed. as bb just formed a new government, as i am entering my second term, that, you know, we continue to have close consultation around some of these shares of interest that we have discussed. iran being obviously a prominent shared concern. i want to make sure that the israeli people and israeli government consistently understand my thinking and how i'm approaching this problem and i want to understand how the israeli government and the prime minister is approaching this problem, to make sure that there are no misunderstandings there. with respect to the peace process, as i said, i'll have more to say about this tomorrow. but i think you were absolutely right, that over the last year, year and half, two years, two and half years, we haven't gone forward. we haven't seen the kind of progress we would like to see. the fact of the matter is, even with all that's happening in the region, the palestinian authority has worked effectively in cooperation with the international community in part because of some of the training that we, the united st
Mar 19, 2013 12:00pm PDT
of the disasters of iraq was the dissolution of the state. so when bashar al assad goes, and the government believes ultimately he will, those institutions, those governing bodies will be necessary for the day after. for those people who are left holding the bag, what has become basically a sectarian war, to put back a government. it is a critical lesson and a police take we cannot ever make again. >> as we look back and relitigate the war in iraq, i think it is easy to say on its face, it was a clear mistake and we'll never do this again, how could we do this. let's not forget that. a lot of democrats voted for this war. including hillary clinton. that's what i want to ask you about it. she voted for the iraq war resolution in 2002. 2007, refused to see that vote as a police take. she has defended that since. i'm wondering if you think that is going to be a political problem for her. in 2016 if she ends up running. >> let me say a couple things. having been in the white house i realize how hard it is to govern and to make these national security decisions. it is not black and white and it
Mar 21, 2013 12:00pm PDT
people. going over the head of the government, if you will, and speaking to the next generation and saying it is in your interests. look, the demographics are clear. israel is already just about 50/50, if you consider the west bank and gaza as part of this country. and it is not yet an independent palestinian state. and if they are going to continue this way as an occupying force, he is basically saying, this is not going to be good for israel. it is not going to be good for israel. take a chance on peace. >> picking up on that point about the way the president was talking about the israeli people, he talked about the democracy raffy of getting to a two state solution. then he talked about the dignity of the palestinian people. let's take a listen to one passage of the address. >> put yourself in their shoes. look at the world through their eyes. it is not fair that a palestinian child cannot grow up in a state of their own. living their entire lives with the presence of a foreign army that controls the movements. not just of those young people but their parents, their grandpare
Mar 22, 2013 12:00pm PDT
treating people humanely because they're in the custody of the u.s. government. i think that and getting them representation when they go before a judge is the beginning of dealing with the people who are already here and in detention. then the longer term immigration reform where we'll have things like a pathway to citizenship which i've heard a lot of the congress people say they don't think immigrants want. >> let's pull back the lens. america is a place where almost everybody has come from somewhere else recently. why do you think we're trying to pull up the ladder and keep other people from becoming part of this country? this melting pot? >> well, we forget that i think every time there's been a wave of immigration from wherever it has been, there has been a kind of back lash. now i think we have more immigrants from browner and poorer places. so you have the resistance. but we at the same time held that this is a country of immigrants. we want people to serve us, to work here, to do all these difficult jobs and then to go home. >> ed your stories were fueled by a story about your u
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